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KAROL SZYMANOWSKI - PIANO MUSIC
BARBARA KARASKIEWICZ

Poland's premiere composer of the early 20th century took the styles of Chopin and late Romanticism and transformed them into a more complex post-romantic style, alongside the similar progress made by composers in other countries. He produced a style that could be universal and still full of the Polish spirit; a spirit that is brought most effectively to life by Barbara Karaskiewicz in this sublime recital which contains two very early works, one from the middle of the composer's productive years, and one of his very last pieces.

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CD DURATION:  67:05

AUDIO SAMPLE: Mazurka, Op. 62 No. 1 (extract)




dealer release date: June 16, 2017
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CD program:
Nine Preludes, Op. 1
Four Etudes, Op. 4
Masques, Op. 34
Two Mazurkas, Op. 62

review extracts: for full reviews click here

Listening twice to this CD was intensely rewarding. The variety of harmonic surprises, the sheer melodic inventiveness of the composer, kept this listener interested. Barbara Karaskiewicz is a pianist of rare gifts: always sensitive, assertive and powerful at crucial times, exquisitely handling the lyricism that abounds in these miniature gems. Rafael de Acha (Rafael Music Notes)